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Grigore Turcuman

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Religion  Eastern Orthodoxy
Name  Grigore Turcuman
Role  Politician

Grigore Turcuman
Born  October 20, 1890 Tatarauca Noua (1890-10-20)
Died  May 28, 1942, Penza, Russia

Grigore Turcuman (October 20, 1890, Tătărăuca Nouă, Soroca district - May 28, 1942, Penza) was a Bessarabian Romanian politician, Member of Sfatul Țării (the Bessarabian Parliament). He voted the Union of Bessarabia with the Kingdom of Romania (March 27, 1918).

Biography

Grigore Turcuman was born in a Romanian (Moldovan) family from Soroca district (Bessarabia). He served as Navy officer in the Imperial Russian Navy (Black Sea naval force), during the World War I. After the beginning of the Russian Revolution he came back to Bessarabia, being elected in November 21, 1917 Member of "Sfatul Țării" (the Moldovan Parliament), as representative of the Bessarabian Romanian soldiers and officers (1917–1918). Representing the opinion of the Majority, he voted the Union of Bessarabia with the Kingdom of Romania (March 27, 1918). Later he was advanced in rank of Navy Captain (in reserve), in the Romanian Royal Navy - the Black Sea Division. As member of the Romanian National Liberal Party, he was involved in the administration of the Soroca District, being Sub-prefect between 1933-1937. For his political activity, as Romanian Unionist, in 1940 he was captured by the Soviet NKVD, being exterminated in Gulag.

References

Grigore Turcuman Wikipedia


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